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St Anthony in Roseland, Cornwall

Historical Description

Anthony-in-Roseland, St, a parish in Cornwall, on the English Channel and the E side of Falmouth Harbour, 3 miles E of Falmouth, and 14 S of Truro station on the G.W.R. Post town, Grampound Road; money order and telegraph office, Porthscatho. Acreage, 753 of land and 102 of water; population, 153. St Anthony's Head projects into the sea at the mouth of Falmouth Harbour, and is crowned by a lighthouse, showing a light visible at the distance of 12 miles. The Old Wall rock, with 26 feet of water, lies off the headland. A bed of shell, 30 feet above high-water mark, occurs at Forth. Place House adjoins the church, and occupies the site of an Augustinian priory, which was founded in 1124, by Warlewast, Bishop of Exeter, and was a cell to Plympton. The living is a donative in the diocese of Truro. The church is a beautiful small structure in Early English, with a Norman doorway, has been restored, and contains a monument, by Westmacott, to Admiral Sir Richard Spry. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCornwall 
Ecclesiastical parishSt. Anthony in Roseland 
Poor Law unionTruro 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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